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Generic: iron dextran
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Iron is used to make healthy red blood cells, which carry oxygen and nutrients through the body
               



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What side effects may I notice from receiving this medicine?

Side effects that you should report to your doctor or health care professional as soon as possible:
  • allergic reactions like skin rash, itching or hives, swelling of the face, lips, or tongue
  • blue lips, nails, or skin
  • breathing problems
  • changes in blood pressure
  • chest pain
  • confusion
  • fast, irregular heartbeat
  • feeling faint or lightheaded, falls
  • fever or chills
  • flushing, sweating, or hot feelings
  • joint or muscle aches or pains
  • pain, tingling, numbness in the hands or feet
  • seizures
  • unusually weak or tired

Side effects that usually do not require medical attention (report to your doctor or health care professional if they continue or are bothersome):

  • change in taste (metallic taste)
  • diarrhea
  • headache
  • irritation at site where injected
  • nausea, vomiting
  • stomach upset

Where should I keep my medicine?

This drug is given in a hospital or clinic and will not be stored at home.

Remember, keep this and all other medicines out of the reach of children, never share your medicines with others, and use this medication only for the indication prescribed.

               
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